Alexander Millar Limited Prints and Artworks Collection
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A self taught professional artist for more than 20 years, Alexander Millar was born and raised in a small mining village in 1960 outside the town of Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. Having grown up among the old traditional men and women living in the village, he claims that he felt like being raised in the 1940s. These men, whom he identifies as “Gadgies”, are the main inspiration for his artwork as virtually all his paintings depict these solitary figures coupled with burly women wearing headscarves and booties. His father has worked for the British Rail and when accompanying him to work, young Alexander remembers how he enjoyed spending time at the old railway stations which has been a great inspiration for his artwork even today. He left school in the year 1976 to set himself up as an artist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and left Springside where he tried several jobs before finally becoming a professional artist in 1988.
Centering on themes based on his childhood memories, Alexander Miller has painted many emotion packed creations including “All You Need is Love”, “Mam and Dad”, and “Summer Lovin” to name a few and limited editions of his artwork are available in Giclee and Silkscreen on canvas.
Millar recently teamed up with Jeff Rowland for charity in painting “Singin in the Rain” which was produced as limited edition prints to raise funds for the Birmingham (UK) Children’s Hospital. They both share a studio in Newcastle and the final outcome was pretty impressive portraying a “Gadgie” with an umbrella, dancing away in the rain characterized in Jeff Rowland’s paintings. This was published by Washington Green publishers of fine art.
Alexander Millar has enjoyed many sell out exhibitions all over the UK and one of his paintings have been entered in the Daily Mail’s “Not the Turner Prize” where it got selected for the best four to be shown at the Mall Galleries London.
Alexander Millar submitted his own creation of a baby elephant to The Elephant Parade which took place in London from May to July 2010. It is known as the largest outdoor art exhibition ever staged in the UK, with 258 life sized baby elephant sculptures decorated by well known designers all over the UK. This was organised by the leading wild elephant charity called ‘Elephant Family’.